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July 19, 2019

Back to Africa: Conan O’Brien heading to Ghana with Sam Richardson for ‘Without Borders’ special

June 14, 2019
US actor Sam Richardson (left) and Conan O’Brien are pictured in separate file photos. The pair will be heading to Africa for an upcoming episode of “Conan Without Borders.” (AFP/Getty Images)

Our favorite sometimes-forgotten late night talk show host is headed back to The Motherland.

Conan O’Brien, who holds the distinction of the current longest tenured host in late-night, will be taking his Emmy Award winning “Conan without Borders” series to Ghana.

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In celebration of 25 years on television, O’Brien made the announcement Thursday night on his eponymous TBS talk show — noting that he was invited to visit the country by the Ghana ambassador to the U.S., Baffour Adjei Bawuah.

Over the last four years, the former “Late Night” and “Tonight Show” host has traveled to countries such as Australia, Japan, Cuba, South Korea, Mexico, Israel, Haiti and Italy, among others for the specials, which revolve around O’Brien learning about different cultures while also performing comedic and informative skits.

He will be accompanied by “Veep” actor Sam Richardson, whose family hails from the African nation.

The actor and comedian “has the life experience to act as the perfect cultural attaché for the talk show host,” a network spokesperson said.

“Recently Ghana has become a real thriving regional power in West Africa and I’m excited to explore it’s culture and meet the Ghanaian people,” O’Brien said.

The journey, which he will embark on June 17, will be documented on the Team Coco’s social media channels with a special scheduled for Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. on TBS.

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